Losing our Religion: The Decline of Catholicism in Ireland Image Credit: Author's Own

The decline of Catholicism in Ireland

The next national census is set for 2016, however the previous one in 2011 revealed that 84.2% of the population identified as Roman Catholic; 5 years previously, 87.4% of people said Catholicism was their religion.…

Mother and Baby Image Credit: Bridget Coila (Flickr)

The history of forced adoption in Ireland

In 2001, the then-Minister for Children, Mary Hanafin, introduced the first Adoption Information and Tracing Bill to Dáil Éireann. The Bill would attempt to criminalise adoptees by imposing a term of imprisonment (up to one…

‘What’s In a Name, Anyway?’

‘What’s In a Name, Anyway?’ is a short radio documentary which charts Donna Carron’s 25-year-search for her Irish birth mother armed with only a misspelled surname. Donna describes how her journey was thwarted by the…

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